SQL Server 2016: The database for mission critical intelligence

Yesterday in New York City, at Data Driven, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and other senior Microsoft leaders showcased Microsoft SQL Server 2016, the next release of the company’s flagship business analytics and data management platform, which will be generally available later this year. They also discussed how data insights are driving business transformation and shared how businesses are embracing data to drive innovation.



Microsoft SQL Server 2016
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 was built to help businesses embrace today’s challenges. It supports hybrid transactional/analytical processing, advanced analytics and machine learning, mobile BI, data integration, always encrypted query processing capabilities and in-memory transactions with persistence.

Some other key features include:
·       Ground-breaking security encryption capabilities that enable data to always be encrypted at rest, in motion and in-memory to deliver maximum security protection
·       In-memory database support for every workload with performance increases up to 30-100x
·       Business Intelligence for every employee on every device – including new mobile BI support for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices
·       Advanced analytics using our new R support that enables customers to do real-time predictive analytics on both operational and analytic data
·       Available on Linux in private preview, making SQL Server 2016 more accessible to a broader set of users
·       Unique cloud capabilities that enable customers to deploy hybrid architectures that partition data workloads across on-premises and cloud based systems to save costs and increase agility

Industry analysts recognize the breadth and depth of Microsoft’s capabilities in the cloud, data and intelligence. Gartner recently named Microsoft as leading the industry in Operational Database Management Systems in both execution and vision. Microsoft is also recognized as a leader in Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for AnalyticsBusiness Intelligence and Analytics, and as leading in vision in Advanced Analytics Platforms.
Easy Migration
Microsoft also announced yesterday a new program to help more businesses move to SQL Server 2016. Businesses currently running applications or workloads on non-Microsoft paid commercial RDBMS platforms will be able to offset the costs of licensing, migration planning and training when moving to SQL Server 2016.  They will also be able to migrate their applications to SQL Server without having to purchase SQL Server licenses.

Please do check out the Official Microsoft Blog for further details on the announcement. To learn more you can also watch the webcast, as well as various on-demand videos that showcase the capabilities of the SQL Server 2016. 

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